Stephanie Walsh

1 The Laurels Woodtown Lodge, Sligo and formerly of Glencar, Co. Leitrim and Collooney, Co. Sligo.

11 Jun, 2023

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in the care of the nurses and staff at North West Hospice. Stephanie, predeceased by her father Stephen and cousins Sarah and Tom. Loving daughter of Maura and dear sister of Caroline, Kieran, Fiona and Niall.

She will be sadly missed by her mother, sisters, brothers, brother-in-law Gautham, sisters-in-law Leonie and Tonya, nieces and nephews Sashi, Sandy, Theju, Cian, Darragh, Nathan, Evin, Rhiannon, Olwyn, Aoife, Daniel and Lochlan, relatives and her large circle of close friends.

Rest in Peace.

Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Tuesday evening from 5:00pm with removal at 7:00pm to arrive at The Church of The Assumption, Collooney at 7:30pm. Requiem mass will take place at 12:00pm on Wednesday. Cremation Service will take place at Shannon Crematorium on Thursday at 2pm.

You can stream Stephanie’s Funeral Mass live by clicking ‘Live Stream’ below.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to North West Hospice, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home.

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  1. Hard to find words to express how much you will be missed Stephanie. You will forever be in my heart, as will our friendship. Rest in peace my dear friend. Condolences to all the Walsh family.

  2. Dear Stephanie.
    I am shocked to read about your passing.
    A few years ago I met you at the Pinkstershow where I was the secretary. I become to know you as such a brilliant, kind hearted and beautiful human being. We had so fine contact. I hope you have found your rest. We will miss you but never forget you. You will always be in my heart.
    My condolences to all of het family and dear friends.

    Rest in peace my dear Stephanie ✨✨✨

  3. Condolences to Stephanie’s family at this sad time, she was such a special person to all her dog friends. A lady and always encouraging you will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Stephanie.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of the death of Stephanie. She was a great friend of mine for many years, such a good natured person. She got her 1st dog when we lived together in Letterkenny, who ate all the netting and heals of our shoes. I remember the dog going missing and we searched the town for hours, and guess what it was in the house opposite with some of the guys from college that we were friends with. So many good times with Stephanie growing up. Mrs Walsh – raiding the chocolate biscuits in your kitchen over many cups of tea. So many nice memories of Stephanie. I will miss her like so many other people. I am thinking of you all at this terrible time.

  5. Finally you are free of all pain and worries and you will be missed and remembered as you were in happier times,loving and showing your dogs ,travelling and judging .
    Condolences to your mum Maura and all your family.
    Ballygawley Vet Clinic

  6. Am so sorry to hear Stephaine has left us, hopefully for a bigger better and brighter place. She was one of the first people i met when we started showing out Irish water spaniel. She was a mind of information , help and advice. Always pleasant and courteous and never made you feel silly if it all went wrong on the day
    She loved her Spaniels , and she was just one of the really good people
    My heart felt condolences to all of Stephaines family and friends. I know who will be doing training and showing over the rainbow bridge now. Sleep well my dear friend.

  7. Condolences to all the Walsh family,especially to Maura on the passing of Stephanie.

  8. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

    My condolences to the family circle. Team Sliveross xxx

  9. Such sad news. All who met her were touched by her warmth and generosity. Whether you knew her briefly or for a lifetime,she treated everyone alike. She is gone from our sight but her memory is safe in our hearts. Condolences to her family and to all those close to her. Rest in peace.

  10. so sad to read this. Our common love of dogs made our paths cross many years ago. My sincere condolences to Maura and Fiona and all the rest of the family. May you rest in Peace

  11. My sincere condolences to Kieran and the entire Walsh family.

  12. So very sorry condolences to Maura and the walsh family. The dog world has lost such a special person, so
    many of us were better off from knowing Steph who was always generous sharing her wealth of knowledge. She was where our love for american cocker spaniels came from our go to person when we were showing, often finishing the dogs for us. Enjoyed all our laughs, travels, showing and socialising over the years, will miss you but have great memories. Rest easy dear friend.

  13. Deepest Condolences to the Family of Stephanie on her Sad passing from Michelle and myself. I hope that the love, respect and high esteem that she was held by the Dog World and everyone she touched in her life can be a source of comfort to you in the coming difficult days ahead.

  14. So sorry to hear of your sisters passing Niall, thinking of you all at this difficult time, May she rest in peace 🙏🙏

    All the O Donnell’s

  15. A light went out when you left us Stephanie. I feel so privileged to have known you. My love and prayers of comfort are sent to Maura and all her loved ones.
    Sleep well. x

  16. Sincere condolences to the Walsh family on the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister and friend. Our thoughts are with you in these sad days.
    Rest in peace Stephanie.

  17. Very sorry to hear of Stephanie passing away – sincere sympathies to you all. My recollection of Stephanie, from meeting her through Caroline many years ago, was of a warm, friendly, vivacious character. I hope you all have many years of love and great experiences to hold onto and help you through this sad time. Leaba i measc na naoimh go raibh aici.

  18. Niall so sorry to hear of the death of your beloved sister.May she rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy to all your family.

  19. Dear Stephanie,
    You will be greatly missed not only by myself but by all the people who knew and loved you. You always had time for everyone.
    Goodbye my friend…..

  20. On behalf of BANBRIDGE & district canine club, we offer our sincere condolences to all Stephanie’s family and close friends, she will be missed by so so many in our dog world. May she rest in peace. Alison McVea, Secretary

  21. We have been knowing Stephanie since our first visit to Ireland in 2002. We relish our fond memories about her as a friendly, warm and cheerful personality. Her demise is a personal loss to us too as her younger sister Caroline is our daughter in law. We will always remember her. May her soul rest in peace. Our heartfelt condolences to the berieved family. May God give them the strength to bear the loss.
    Viji and Ramanathan
    ( Gautham’s Parents)

  22. So sad to hear of Stephanie’s passing. She was such a lovely person, helpful to everyone and very giving of her knowledge. I would like to offer sincere condolences to Stephanie’s family . May she rest in peace. 🙏

  23. Rest in Peace Beautiful Girl

  24. No words to express the sad feeling of this painful loss .
    Stephanie will live forever in my heart, I will remember her warm friendship, her humor, her wisdom. We had several nice moments together, especially the share of joy recently on ‘our’ Evie. I feel so blessed to have known her and I will miss her terrible. My condolences to her family and friends all over the world.

  25. Kieran, Fiona, Niall, Caroline & Family
    Please accept my sincerest condolences on Stephanie’s passing
    May she rest in peace

  26. Thank you for sharing that beautiful service with those of us who could not attend. A light has gone out in the dog show world with the loss of Stephanie, she was such a thoughtful and kind person and I know there have been many tears shed on hearing of her passing. Sincere condolences to all of her family and friends and everyone who’s lives she touched in her lifetime ❤️

  27. 💔 Dear Stephanie, it is heartbreaking news that you have left us. I will never forget when we first met and all the times that followed. Your knowledge and wisdom were admirable, you were a great judge, a great person and always lovely company, your smile and especially your attention to all dogs and people will never be forgotten.
    A terrible illness ended your young life too early, but it cannot destroy our memories and friendship… thank you that I have the honor of meet you in my life. My thoughts are with you and your whole family. Rest in peace and be free sweet girl, you have always a warm place in my heart**

    God bless Stephanie and her family. I want express my deepest condolences to the entire family, friends and especially her mom Maura and wish a lot of strength in this painful time. My heart cries for loss of dearest Stephanie, she was the kindest and loving person I have ever met and she will forever be in my memories 🙏❤️

  28. Stephanie was a lovely, kind, generous person and I will be forever grateful for her guidance and knowledge.
    Always there to answer my many questions about dog show rules 🐶
    Privileged to have known her over the past 13 years RIP 💐💐

  29. I have only just heard of Stephanie’s death and I want to express my condolences to her Mum Maura and to her extended family.
    Thinking of you all
    Pat o brien
    County Laois

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